Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Nordic Journal of Religion and Society



Universities and research institutions in Norway

Subject Area and Category


Akademika Forlag



Publication type



08097291, 18907008





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Nordic Journal of Religion and Society is an arena for all disciplines that study the field of relations between religion, churches, religious institutions, culture and society. NJRS is the only Nordic journal devoted to these issues. Sociology of religion is a key discipline, but NJRS also includes contributions from scholars in psychology of religion, religious studies, church history and theology. The journal only publishes articles in English. NJRS is a referee journal, and is comes out with two issues per year. The journal is published by Universitetsforlaget (Scandinavian University Press) in cooperation with the Editorial committee, and KIFO, Institute for Church, Religion and Worldview Research. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Religious Studies2012Q3
Religious Studies2013Q1
Religious Studies2014Q1
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
Religious Studies2019Q1
Religious Studies2020Q1
Religious Studies2021Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.864
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.818
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.688
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20110
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20139
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20192
Self Cites20202
Self Cites20211
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20122
Total Cites201319
Total Cites201426
Total Cites201527
Total Cites201612
Total Cites201720
Total Cites201817
Total Cites201922
Total Cites202015
Total Cites202124
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20110
External Cites per document20120.083
External Cites per document20130.455
External Cites per document20140.758
External Cites per document20150.828
External Cites per document20160.429
External Cites per document20170.800
External Cites per document20180.640
External Cites per document20190.833
External Cites per document20200.520
External Cites per document20210.958
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.167
Cites per document20130.864
Cites per document20140.788
Cites per document20150.931
Cites per document20160.429
Cites per document20170.800
Cites per document20180.680
Cites per document20190.917
Cites per document20200.600
Cites per document20211.000
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201212
Citable documents201322
Citable documents201433
Citable documents201529
Citable documents201628
Citable documents201725
Citable documents201825
Citable documents201924
Citable documents202025
Citable documents202124
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20110
Uncited documents201210
Uncited documents201310
Uncited documents201417
Uncited documents201513
Uncited documents201620
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201817
Uncited documents201914
Uncited documents202015
Uncited documents202110
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20122
Cited documents201312
Cited documents201416
Cited documents201516
Cited documents20168
Cited documents201711
Cited documents20188
Cited documents201910
Cited documents202010
Cited documents202114
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